Runing & Traveling the U.S. and World, one step at a time.
In August 2012, bored with my same ole gym routine, I decided to join a local running group, and so began my running journey. I had no idea at the time that regular people just like me ran leisurely, and even more so, ran road races. I didn’t even know there were road races! I mean of course I’ve seen track and field meets on television, but those are professional athletes. I’ve caught the NYC Marathon on TV as well, but again professional athletes. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that one day I would be taking these leaps as well.
What started as my first 5K in September 2012, to my first 10k in April 2013, to my first half-marathon in May 2013, to my first Ironman 70.3 in June 2015, to my first marathon in Nov 2015, has all manifested into 126 races as of October 2019. Running has fostered my love of travel. The first time I traveled for a race was September 2013 for a 10k! Now I will not leave the state of New York for less than a half marathon…I know, typical run snob! Running has taking me worldwide to the Berlin Marathon in October 2016. This was my first time crossing the pond and discovering Europe. My next international marathon will be London in April 2020.
Recent Blog Posts
I did it! I ran 100 miles in June, and it was not easy! I’ll leave the full story for my video recap, but this last 5k gives me 100.1 miles. I’m ecstatic!
After consecutive days of running in the blaring sun, I decided to try out evening running again. I probably should have checked the weather forecast before heading out because as soon as I got into my car it started raining! I decided to head to the track anyway...
My plan today was to knock out 8 miles so that I’d only have another 8 miles to round out 100 for the month. Well that didn’t happen because it was hot as hades out! I dialed back the pace, and completed my minimum 10k without passing out from the heat. It was slower...